Organic

Brownie Points: let’s add them up!

Brownies aren’t just for kids anymore. 

Need a healthy breakfast on the go?  Grab a brownie.  That deliciously soft, chocolatey bar can pack a nutritious punch to help you power through to lunch. 

Or it can pair nicely with a glass of wine for a low-key evening on the deck.

GemPro wheat protein can help you earn some brownie points on ingredient cost savings and creating a healthier, irresistible treat.

A key benefit of wheat proteins is the ability to replace eggs in a simple cost-effective way. GemPro Plus wheat protein can replace eggs in a range of baked goods, including brownies. Replace eggs in your brownie with GemPro Plus at a 1:1 replacement ratio based on solids. GemPro Plus will help to maintain the volume and structure, in addition to the silky soft mouthfeel expected in a brownie. 

 

Go ahead.  Have another.  They are (almost) good for you!

As lifestyles move away from the sit down style of eating, on-the-go consumers are seeking portable, fun sources of protein that fit their activity level and please their palate.  GemPro Prime-W, with its neutral flavor profile, boosts protein content with a plant-based, clean-label, and stable-cost ingredient. With a slight absorption adjustment, you can take the protein content up to 15% of the total formula and maintain ideal brownie attributes.

Some people like a cakey brownie, and some prefer it fudgier.  We have you covered either way – GemPro Prime-E for a more tender brownie with a light and airy texture or GemPro Plus for a fudgier brownie with more structure.  Each of these GemPro Proteins are also available as certified organic. 

If you are taking your brownies to the next level - We have what it takes!

 


Finding Success in Organic Baking with Wheat Proteins

The consumer participation in the organic market has increased significantly in the last ten years. In 2008, 27% of U.S. consumers used organic products monthly. Today that stands at 45%, according to the Organic & Natural 2018 report published by The Hartman Group. The report also presents that the vast majority of U.S. consumers claim to use organic food and beverage products (85%). About a third (31%) use them on at least a weekly basis. And 14% more are using organic on a monthly basis. Additionally, organic products are more readily available today, including branded and private label, in traditional channels, the club channel, and more.

Creating healthful, organic bakery products are top of mind for developers in order to keep pace with this market growth. However, high quality, high volume bakery products do not come without challenges. Dough strength and tolerance is required so the dough can manage the path from mixing bowl to oven. Then, product integrity must be consistent and reliable from oven to consumer.

Bakers have found solutions to overcome these challenges over the years, adding a range of ingredients to provide a range of functional benefits. But organic bakery brings a different set of challenges. Not all of the ingredients bakers have become accustomed to are available for organic baking. However, Manildra’s wheat proteins are.

Our R&D team has gone to great lengths to ensure that as we develop new ingredients we are developing ingredients that are most meaningful to today’s bakers and food creators.

Manildra’s full range of wheat protein isolates provide improvements from strength and structure to mix reduction and pan flow, with a gradient of functionality benefits in between. Our organic wheat protein isolates will help overcome the challenges seen in organic bakery items, with functional benefits to match conventional ingredients used for dough conditioning, strength, tolerance, mix reduction, pan flow, even tightening up the cell structure.

In organic sweet goods, wheat protein isolates can provide resilience or tenderness. Again, the range of proteins allows for you to fine tune the process or textural needs of your products.


Source: Food Shopping in America 2017 report. The Hartman Group, Inc.

Source: Organic & Natural 2018 report. The Hartman Group, Inc.


Organic Wheat Proteins and Starches

Organic continues to be a hot topic and big growth opportunity across the industry. According the Innova Briefing Series, clean eating is one of the top ten trends for 2016 and organic plays an important role, showing the strongest growth in new product development1. In bakery organic bread, crackers, cookies, and rolls &buns have all experienced growth over the last four years, with the greatest growth being in bread with a 4-yr CAGR of 19%2. Organic is mainstream and not just searched out by a select few. According to the Hartman Group, 73% of consumer buy organic at least occasionally3.

As a food manufacturer finding the highest quality ingredients and a consistent supply is essential for providing organic products to the market. Manildra Group USA produces organic wheat starches and proteins to meet your organic development needs.

Organic Gem of the West vital wheat gluten- Certifiedorganic vital wheat gluten, ideal for providing strength and structure to bakery products, and binding and texture to vegan and vegetarian products.   
Organic GemPro HPG wheat protein isolate -Functional plant protein ideal for boosting protein in organic bakery, cereal and snacks.
Organic GemStar 100 -Certified organic, native (unmodified) wheat starch with all of the benefits of wheat starch and the added benefit of organic certification.  
Organic GemGel 100 -Certified organic, hydrates instantly in water and improves the texture and tenderness of a variety of foods. Organic GemGel 100 has general uses as an instant thickener in organic bakery sweet good mixes, breakfast cereals, snacks and other processed foods.

1Innova Briefing Series, Top Trends for 2016, 2Nielsen Answers, Wellness Track, Total U.S. –All-Outlets Combined plus Convenience, 3Organic & Natural 2014 report, The Hartman Group